This week’s episode of LeAnn & Eddie starts off with the intrepid couple taking a hike in the hills. Eddie teases LeAnn about rattlesnakes along the path, then unsheathes his mighty sword and pees in the woods. LeAnn has a case of penis envy – she wishes she could also pee on-the-go with such convenience.
Back at home, LeAnn’s childhood friend, Chrissy, comes to visit from Nashville, adorable baby en tow. As soon as the guests arrive, a spontaneous convo about LeAnn’s digestive habits ensues – we’re talking spinach poo. Eddie’s assistant reminds him that he has a hair appointment coming up. Ah, so that’s what assistants are for.
At the barber shop, Eddie confides in his hairstylist, Mike, that “you’d think that my ex would be incredibly excited that the kids are with someone who loves them as if they were her own.” The stylist asks if Eddie’s ex (the elephant in the room crowding out every scene) is seeing anyone at the moment. “Would you date her?” is Eddie’s wry reply. His barber pleads the fifth and then complains about how hard it is to be single. Eddie volunteers to go out with him some time soon.
Next, we see LeAnn’s mom describing her upcoming facelift in graphic detail which prompts Chrissy to show off her reconstructed boobs. Chrissy asks LeAnn to babysit, and she happily complies. In her TH interview, she reminisces about changing Eddie and Brandi’s son’s poopy diapers when they first got together. I’m sure Brandi’s ears are spewing steam right about now! Eddie wishes her luck as he heads out the door to meet Mike, the stylist, for a brewsky.
As if on cue, LeAnn’s producer phones with the urgent request that she meet him regarding an unspecified project (how staged can this show get? Every week it surpasses itself.) Suitably shod in six inch stilettos “Aunt LeAnn” heads to her SUV schlepping 100 pounds of baby supplies. She’s flummoxed by the complexities of strapping the baby seat into the car, so she calls Chrissy for step by step instructions.
LeAnn straps the baby into the carseat and they arrive at the restaurant in a flash. Her producer, Darrell, and Steve, the president of EA Music, look bewildered by LeAnn’s baby baggage, but being old Hollywood pros, they plaster uneasy smiles on their spray tanned faces. The three adults try to discuss a last minute project over the baby’s shrill crying and wailing. As LeAnn becomes more and more flustered, the producer and record label president become more and more insistent that she produce a demo for their last minute project within the next few hours. She holds her ground and explains that she is committed to watching the baby, she’ll just have to pull an all-nighter. Aww, way to balance the demands of a working mom!
Elsewhere in LaLa Land, Eddie meets his hairdresser, Mike, for drinks at a chic outdoor bar. When Eddie arrives, he is shocked that Mike has invited two nubile, young hotties to join the party. In his TH, he quips that, “If Mike thinks I’m about to sit here and be his wingman, this double date is going to fail worse than my first marriage.” Yikes! Yet another Brandi reference. The girls are polite and ask about his marriage and Eddie takes that as a cue to bust out the family photos on his phone – after all, he doesn’t want to be seen as a cheating philanderer. Methinks the gentleman doth protest too much.
Back at their cozy home, the couple tuck the borrowed baby into the crib, and LeAnn confesses that while she still wants offspring of her own, right now might not be the right time. She is not ready to balance work and baby duties. Nonetheless, she managed to find time to record the demo for the emergency project…So maybe this country gal turned starlet really can have it all (including someone else’s husband).